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Published: Monday, 2/17/2014

2 Toledo businesses held-up about 20 minutes apart Sunday night


Two Toledo businesses were held-up about 20 minutes apart on Sunday night.

Family Dollar, 1910 W. Bancroft St., was robbed at 9:51 p.m.

Employees told police a man, who they recognized as a regular customer, went into the store and shopped around for a few minutes. The man then approached the counter, motioned to his jacket as if he had a gun, and demanded cash.

The suspect then fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash.

The suspect is described as black, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and was last seen wearing a tan jacket and black hat. The suspect has a limp, according to a police report.

At 10:10 p.m., In & Out Mart, 1646 W. Alexis Rd., was robbed, according to police.

An employee told police that she was stocking cigarettes when a man armed with a gun came up to the counter and demanded money.

The suspect took the cash and fled, according to a police report.

The suspect is described as white, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and was last seen wearing an olive-green coat with a fur-lined hood, blue undershirt, black faded jeans, and black shoes. He was also wearing a bandana over his face, police reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.

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